Forget for a moment the positively CHARMING idea that women can will a pregnancy into or out of being. (Which throws the whole pro-lifers vs. IVF thing into a new light, like if we crazy bitches just wanted a baby harder, we could make it happen without offending Jesus by freezing embryos.)
Let’s just deal for a moment with the “legitimate” rape comment, as it differentiates that kind of rape from all the other rape out there. There is some kind of thing going on where people think there’s an epidemic of fake rape accusations. These people saw one lifetime movie or one report about one accusation and suddenly all the women who ever reported a rape were just doing it for the … attention? All the prizes you get?
What do they think happens to women who report they’ve been raped/ Do they think those women all get free candy and presents? Do they think those women aren’t called whores, don’t have their sanity questioned, aren’t blamed for being tipsy or being dressed a certain way or going a certain place or daring to be outdoors at a certain time? Do they think it’s fun to have people dig into their sexual histories, examine their behavior, and generally do everything but deal with the fact that something horrible happened to them that they did nothing to cause or deserve?
Maybe they should try it sometime. See how legitimate it feels.